Extreme heat wave kills hundreds in Pakistan

June 23, 2015 10:38 AM

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Extreme heat wave kills hundreds in Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan -- Officials say more than 400 people have died from heatstroke in the last three days in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi.

Seemi Jamali, spokeswoman for the Jinnah Hospital says hundreds more are being treated for heat-related ailments, including fever and dehydration, and the city mortuaries are running short of space. She says most of the deaths have been among the elderly.

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